Here in our Noblesville office, Dr. Dahlager has helped many patients heal from back pain. If you suffer from back pain, you've probably been tempted to take drugs to reduce the pain. You should recognize that research shows that chiropractic care is often a much healthier alternative than drugs when it comes to alleviating this common type of problem.
In a 2013 study published in the medical journal Spine experts included 101 men and women who had experienced back pain for at least 48 hours. Each person was then designated to one of three groups. The first group, which consisted of 37 people, received chiropractic treatment and a placebo of the drug diclofenac. The second group of 38 individuals received sham chiropractic adjustments and the genuine drug. The third group of 25 subjects acted as the control as those subjects received sham chiropractic care and also received the placebo, thus having no real treatment at all.
All of the subjects who received some type of treatment, whether through chiropractic or the medication, fared better than the control group who had no real treatment. However, when the two active groups were compared to each other, the people who received chiropractic had improvements that were "significantly better" than those who took the drug.
Because chiropractic care is non-invasive and involves no use of medication, it helps enhance healing without undesirable side effects. For example, anti-inflammatory drugs can result in ulcers, heart problems, and other serious health concerns. Plus, the health benefits of chiropractic care last longer as it's designed to correct the source of the spinal interference, not just treat the symptoms.
If you're ready to address your back pain naturally, then chiropractic care is for you. Make an appointment in our Noblesville office with Dr. Dahlager today at (317) 214-7218. We'll help relieve your back pain in a healthy way!
von Heymann WJ, Schloemer P, Timm J, Muehlbauer B. Spinal high-velocity low amplitude manipulation in acute nonspecific low back pain: a double-blind randomized controlled trial in comparison with diclofenac and placebo. Spine 2013;38(7):540-548.